Trimble Introduces Tekla 2018 BIM Software Solutions
Trimble has introduced three new versions of its software for structural engineering, fabrication and construction teams: Tekla Structures 2018, Tekla Structural Designer 2018 and Tekla Tedds 2018. These solutions provide increased control and improved documentation through constructible Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows for designers, detailers and fabricators, concrete contractors, general contractors and structural engineers working in structural steel, precast and cast in place concrete.
Ville Rousu, responsible for Tekla software development at Trimble, said: “We develop software solutions that bring a growing synergy to our customers in their daily work. Trimble’s focus on advancing technology throughout the entire structural BIM workflow, from design to fabrication and construction, allows us to deliver the BIM tools that contribute to the transformation of the building and construction industry.”
Tekla Structures 2018 brings faster 3D modelling processes, more precise detailing, better control over changes and quicker production of drawings with less effort, in addition to workflow-related efficiency gains. The new version also supports point clouds, allowing delivery of coordinated, constructible designs that fit existing structures seamlessly. The improvements in drawings include quicker drawing production with less effort and reviewing and adding content faster. The collaborative workflow from design and analysis to detailing and fabrication is smoother than before, regardless of structural material.
What’s more, Tekla Structural Designer 2018 delivers new features and enhancements focused on structural design workflow productivity. For example, the new rigorous non-linear concrete slab design feature automates loading simulation through construction to help save engineering design time. Improved analysis options for both concrete and steel offer greater control and faster analysis.
Tekla Tedds 2018 introduces a variety of new calculations that vastly improve productivity for civil and structural engineers. The easy-to-use software offers a quality assured library of code compliant calculations that are visible for easy review and validation.
A growing number of construction professionals, governments and owners around the world are embracing BIM technologies and processes. Projects around the world, from housing and bridges to factories and skyscrapers, are using Trimble’s structural BIM solutions. Continuous development of Tekla BIM solutions demonstrates Trimble’s commitment to innovation in structural engineering, off-site prefabrication and on-site efficiency.
In addition to the three new software versions, Trimble is also launching Tekla Developer Center. The new online hub for all Tekla Open API information supports the application developer community, advancing their opportunities to benefit from the customisability of Tekla Structures and demonstrating the open approach to BIM and construction collaboration.